Don Lemon Doubts Trump’s Twitter Tirades Can Be Reined In: ‘He’s a Grown A– Man,’ How Can You Stop Him?


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President Donald Trump has become notorious for his ongoing stream of inflammatory Twitter tirades, but CNN’s Don Lemon has no hope that his staffers will ever be able to rein him in. During the start of his broadcast Thursday evening, Lemon caught up with colleague Chris Cuomo and the two discussed the commander in chief’s latest social media attack targeting Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Cuomo appeared stunned by Trump’s post falsely claiming Mueller served the Obama administration for eight years, stating, “I can’t believe that the men and women around this man let him tweet the things that he does when they have to know the minute they look at them, the minute they hear the idea, this is going to hurt us.” “Him saying that Mueller served under Obama for eight years, it’s just not true, and there’s no reason for him to double the amount of time that Continue reading "Don Lemon Doubts Trump’s Twitter Tirades Can Be Reined In: ‘He’s a Grown A– Man,’ How Can You Stop Him?"

Lou Dobbs Spreads Unsubstantiated Claim That ‘Many’ Illegal Immigrants Voted in Midterms: They’re ‘Having an Immense Impact’


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Spreading a baseless claim on his evening program Thursday, Fox News’ Lou Dobbs argued a substantial number of immigrants cast ballots in the midterm elections. “We’re watching millions of illegal immigrants cross our borders and many of them voting in the past election…a couple of weeks ago, and having an immense impact,” Dobbs said. “If there, as Yale and M.I.T. say, 20 to 30 million illegal immigrants already in this country, you know what that means for the districts of the U.S. Congress and the influence that they’re giving to, for example, the state of California, Illinois, New York.” While Dobbs is correct that a September study from Yale and M.I.T. stated that there could be, at most, nearly 30 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., his claim that they’re influencing election outcomes holds no water. In fact, there is no evidence Continue reading "Lou Dobbs Spreads Unsubstantiated Claim That ‘Many’ Illegal Immigrants Voted in Midterms: They’re ‘Having an Immense Impact’"

Ari Melber Stunned Broward County Recount Won’t Be Used For Being Minutes Late: ‘Can’t Make It Up’


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As the results of three Florida midterm races remain undecided, MSNBC’s Ari Melber appeared stunned Thursday night when he learned that for one key county, the vote recount wouldn’t be used. “Broward County now admits they submitted their recount numbers two minutes late and thus, under the rules, the results apparently will not count,” he said. “I want to tell you what that means. The entire developments, the drama, the protests, the counting, everything that’s been going on behind me the last few days, according to this breaking news tonight, that would be for nothing, because the state is going to use the original vote totals while this manual recount proceeds under state law.”
The recount will determine the outcome of the state’s U.S. Senate race along with its next governor and agriculture commissioner. For Broward, the missed opportunity to have the recount used it especially significant given Continue reading "Ari Melber Stunned Broward County Recount Won’t Be Used For Being Minutes Late: ‘Can’t Make It Up’"

US Prosecutors Reportedly Optimistic About Bringing Julian Assange to Court


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U.S. prosecutors are gearing up for what they hope will be Julian Assange‘s day in an American court, according to a new report. On Thursday, it was revealed in The Wall Street Journal that the Justice Department is feeling “increasingly optimistic” about the possibility, Washington insiders believe. Though the Wikileaks founder has been hunkering down in London’s embassy in Ecuador since the country granted him asylum back in 2012, the Journal reported that he could be publicly indicted soon, which might cause him to be pushed out. The outlet was unable to specify the particular charges Assange may face but added that they could relate to the Espionage Act that bears consequences for divulging information pertaining to national defense. Barry Pollack, Assange’s lawyer, told the Journal he had “heard nothing from authorities suggesting that a criminal case against Mr. Assange is imminent.” “Prosecuting someone for publishing Continue reading "US Prosecutors Reportedly Optimistic About Bringing Julian Assange to Court"

White House Spox Mercedes Schlapp Gives John Kelly Vote of Confidence: He’s With Us ‘At This Point’


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Amid a flurry of speculation over the potential exit of President Donald Trump‘s Chief of Staff John Kelly, White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp attempted to put the rumors to rest. During a conversation with The Washington Post‘s Robert Costa for the publication’s Thursday talk titled “A New Era of Women in Politics,” Schlapp was asked whether Kelly was “leaving soon,” and appeared to answer directly. “No,” she said. “I mean, the president has a great relationship with Gen. Kelly. The one thing Gen. Kelly has brought to the staff is a lot of the putting in processes in place when it Continue reading "White House Spox Mercedes Schlapp Gives John Kelly Vote of Confidence: He’s With Us ‘At This Point’"

Jake Tapper, CNN Panel Debate if Mueller Probe is Nearing End: ‘Yes, Mr. President, Winter is Coming’


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Kicking off a panel discussion Thursday on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, CNN’s Jake Tapper gave President Donald Trump an ominous message. “It’s snowing in Washington, D.C. today,” Tapper said. “Yes, Mr. President, winter is coming.” The anchor then cited the commander in chief’s rage-filled tweet earlier that morning, claiming “the inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess.” Political analyst Jackie Kucinich told Tapper that could be an indication of Trump’s mindset as he prepares to submit answers to Mueller’s questions. “We know he’s going through the questions from Mueller, and it seems like he’s walking down memory lane, and he doesn’t like the scenery, and so that might explain why we’re seeing the throwbacks to the campaign and to his old material in these tweets,” she said.

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CNN’s Brianna Keilar Grills Sen. Hirono: Were You Told to Go Easy on Facebook By Chuck Schumer?


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Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) defended Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after a New York Times investigation reported that he attempted to interfere in an Intelligence Committee probe into Facebook’s handling of Russian misinformation. Speaking to CNN on Thursday, roughly 24 hours after the article was published, Hirono was grilled by anchor Brianna Keilar — who wanted to know whether Schumer encouraged her to take it easy on the social media giant. “Not at all,” Hirono said. “What these new revelations point out is that we, the Congress, should think about regulations of some sort because it’s disturbing to know that Facebook had information ahead of time.” In the Times investigation, Facebook is said to have been aware of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election at least months before voting had even occurred, despite C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg‘s claim that any idea his company helped Continue reading "CNN’s Brianna Keilar Grills Sen. Hirono: Were You Told to Go Easy on Facebook By Chuck Schumer?"

WATCH: Fox News Correspondent Reports on Malibu Wildfires From Block Where He Used to Live, Now in Ruin


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A Fox News correspondent delivered a rather personal report Tuesday on California’s raging wildfires, revealing that he was walking down the same street on which he once lived. Jonathan Hunt spoke to network host Shepard Smith from Malibu where homes were destroyed, the scorched possessions of former residents strewn about the ground. “This is the actual street I lived on a decade ago,” Hunt said. “This is where I lived when my youngest daughter was born. This is the very street on which I taught my eldest daughter to ride a bike.” Taken aback by Hunt’s account, Smith said he didn’t realize that was his colleague’s old neighborhood, asking him how it felt to be back. “It’s heartbreaking,” Hunt said, recalling that one of his neighbors, whose home is now gone, used to watch his daughter as she rode her bike. “That guy in that house used to come Continue reading "WATCH: Fox News Correspondent Reports on Malibu Wildfires From Block Where He Used to Live, Now in Ruin"

Bill Nelson Accuses Rick Scott of Foul Play in Recount Battle: He’s Using His Power to ‘Undermine’ Process


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In a contentious election yet to be settled, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is demanding opponent Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) recuse himself from the recount of the midterm vote, accusing him on Tuesday of attempting to thwart the process. The incumbent, who’s hoping for another term, held a briefing following his meeting with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), stating the process is about fairness. “Sadly, it’s become clear that my opponent isn’t interested in making sure that every lawful vote is counted,” Nelson said. “Instead, he’s been using his power as governor to try to undermine the voting process.” Nelson slammed his challenger for his allegations of voter fraud, which the senator pointed out had been made “with no proof.” “He’s tried to get the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to intimidate local supervisors of election,” Nelson said. “Both the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which Governor Scott Continue reading "Bill Nelson Accuses Rick Scott of Foul Play in Recount Battle: He’s Using His Power to ‘Undermine’ Process"

WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Joins Protest Outside Pelosi’s Office


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Joining a protest outside the office of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez (D-NY) raised her voice for environmental action. “We need to tell her that we’ve got her back in showing and pursuing the most progressive energy agenda that this country has every seen,” she told a group of demonstrators Tuesday, being met with cheers. Speaking to The Young Turks’ Emma Vigeland, Ocasio-Cortez responded to her party’s backtracking on rejecting fossil fuel donations, deciding last summer to accept them instead. “Everyone agrees that we need to get big money out of politics,” she said, adding that it was time to “figure out a way where we can govern without special interests getting in the way between us and our communities.” Ocasio-Cortez also called her climate plan, dubbed the “Green New Deal,” a piece of “bedrock legislation.” “It is when governments chart a course and Continue reading "WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Joins Protest Outside Pelosi’s Office"

Trump Claims Report on North Korea’s Secret Missile Program ‘Inaccurate’: I’ll ‘Let You Know if Things Go Bad!’


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Taking again to Twitter to bash The New York Times, President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that the outlet’s report that North Korea is secretly beefing up its ballistic missile program was false. “The story in the New York Times concerning North Korea developing missile bases is inaccurate,” he said Tuesday about the Monday article. “We fully know about the sites being discussed, nothing new – and nothing happening out of the normal. Just more Fake News. I will be the first to let you know if things go bad!” In Continue reading "Trump Claims Report on North Korea’s Secret Missile Program ‘Inaccurate’: I’ll ‘Let You Know if Things Go Bad!’"

White House Fires Back at CNN’s Acosta Lawsuit: ‘More Grandstanding From CNN’


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Hit with a lawsuit by CNN for pulling Jim Acosta‘s press pass, the White House said Tuesday it plans to fight back — claiming the legal move is all for show. “We have been advised that CNN has filed a complaint challenging the suspension of Jim Acosta’s hard pass,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “This is just more grandstanding from CNN, and we will vigorously defend against the lawsuit.” The White House contends that CNN had enough other reporters with press credentials gaining them White House access, and that “Mr. Acosta is no more or less special than any other media outlet or reporter with respect to the First Amendment.” Recapping the events of a recent press conference in which Acosta persisted in asking questions to President Donald Trump, the White House argued the reporter’s behavior was uncalled for. “After Mr. Acosta asked Continue reading "White House Fires Back at CNN’s Acosta Lawsuit: ‘More Grandstanding From CNN’"

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Rips Wisconsin High Schoolers Over Nazi Salute Photo: ‘This is 2018!’


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An image of dozens of Wisconsin high schoolers tossing up a Nazi salute has gone viral, shocking the nation. But when MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle first saw it, she didn’t want to think it was true. Calling it “yet another example of the deterioration of norms,” the cable host denounced the photo during her Tuesday morning broadcast, saying it stunned her the moment she saw it last night. “I’m a fool. I’m naive,” she said. “I didn’t want to believe it was true. My husband and I looked at it. I looked at it upside down, I looked at it backwards, I looked at pictures of my sons dabbing with their friends saying maybe I’m confused, but I’m not. This is 2018! There were parents of these kids taking that picture.” The image shows students of Baraboo High School and was snapped last spring, now prompting an investigation by authorities,
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WH Correspondents’ Association Stands With CNN, Rips Trump for ‘Arbitrarily Picking’ Those Who Cover Him


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Immediately following news of CNN’s move to sue the Trump administration for pulling Jim Acosta‘s press pass, the White House Correspondents’ Association is standing in solidarity with the reporter. A statement released Tuesday morning from association President Oliver Knox praised the cable network’s lawsuit and slammed President Donald Trump for attempting to chose the reporters who surround him. “The White House Correspondents’ Association strongly supports CNN’s goal of seeing their correspondent regain a US Secret Service security credential that the White House should not have taken away in the first place,” Knox said in the tweeted remarks. “Revoking access to the White House complex amounted to disproportionate reaction to the events of last Wednesday. We continue to urge the Administration to reverse course and fully reinstate CNN’s correspondent.” Concluding his comments with a strong message to the commander in chief, Knox added, “The President of the United States Continue reading "WH Correspondents’ Association Stands With CNN, Rips Trump for ‘Arbitrarily Picking’ Those Who Cover Him"

Nancy Pelosi Says Mueller Probe in Peril: Whitaker’s Appointment ‘Does Violence to The Constitution’


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In the wake of the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is standing firmly against President Donald Trump‘s appointment of his replacement, slamming the move as an assault to the Constitution. In a Face the Nation interview that aired Sunday, Pelosi told host Margaret Brennan she has concerns that new Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will jeopardize Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. “First of all, I think that he should recuse himself for any review of the investigation,” Pelosi said, citing as the reason “statements he has made already in the public domain.” Criticism has risen over Trump’s pick of Whitaker since he’s openly expressed his opposition to Mueller’s work. Asked whether she had “confidence in [Witaker] as America’s top enforcement officer,” Pelosi delivered a swift response. “No I don’t, and don’t just take it from Continue reading "Nancy Pelosi Says Mueller Probe in Peril: Whitaker’s Appointment ‘Does Violence to The Constitution’"

John Kerry Wishes ‘Complete Fool’ Greg Gutfeld a Happy Veterans Day


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John Kerry may have once been the country’s top diplomat, but the gloves are off on Twitter. The former secretary of state delivered a sharp rebuke of Fox Newser Greg Gutfeld Sunday, calling him a “complete fool” after Gutfeld lashed out at him with a personal insult. It all started when Kerry commented on President Donald Trump‘s decision to skip a visit to a World War I cemetery near Paris on Saturday because of rainy weather. “President @realDonaldTrump a no-show because of raindrops?” Kerry tweeted. “Those veterans the president didn’t bother to honor fought in the rain, in the mud, in the snow – & many died in trenches for the cause of freedom. Rain didn’t stop them & it shouldn’t have stopped an American president.”

Kellyanne Conway Shrugs Off Husband’s Anti-Whitaker Op-Ed: ‘Spouses Disagree Every Day’


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Kellyanne Conway brushed off questions on her husband’s recent New York Times op-ed declaring Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker‘s appointment unconstitutional, making light of the editorial that underscored the couple’s political differences. “Spouses disagree every day,” she told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos of her difference with George Conway during an interview Sunday, adding that President Donald Trump was assured by his lawyers that the appointment was legal. “I offer my advice and opinion to the president in private. I don’t need to put [it] on the op-ed pages,” Conway, who is a counselor to Trump, added. Defending herself further, Conway seemed fed up with attention to her relationship with George. “I don’t think it’s nice and I think people questioning publicly aspects of our marriage and the rest of our life is very inappropriate because I stay out of other people’s lives,” she said. In his column last Continue reading "Kellyanne Conway Shrugs Off Husband’s Anti-Whitaker Op-Ed: ‘Spouses Disagree Every Day’"

Fox News Panel Clashes Over Whether Acosta Should Lose His Press Pass: ‘That’s Ridiculous’


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As controversy brews over the White House’s decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his press pass, justifying the move with a doctored video of his appearance at a media briefing, Fox News panelists sparred over the administration’s handling of the matter. Appearing on MediaBuzz Sunday, Bustle’s Jessica Tarlov, who is also a contributor at the network, contended that while Acosta “definitely wasn’t following the rules” by persisting with additional questions during last Wednesday’s conference, President Donald Trump was to blame as well. “Frankly, I think both of them were ill behaved in this exchange. I felt bad for the intern who was put in an uncomfortable position with the president,” she said, referring to the woman who attempted to take the microphone from Acosta as he asked questions. But The Hill’s Kristin Tate felt the fault was on one side alone. “Acosta should have lost his press pass Continue reading "Fox News Panel Clashes Over Whether Acosta Should Lose His Press Pass: ‘That’s Ridiculous’"

Lindsey Graham Pushes Back on Trump Threatening to Revoke California’s Funding: ‘Now is Not the Time’


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After President Donald Trump threatened to block federal aid from California as wildfires continue to rip through the state, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) pushed back on that message, saying it was the wrong tone at the wrong time. Speaking to Face the Nation‘s Margaret Brennan on Sunday, the senator offered his sympathies to those affected by the disaster while still supporting Trump’s argument that land management was an issue. “Number one, my heart goes out to the people who lost their homes,” he said. “These are historically large wildfires in California, but we do have a forest management problem all over the country we need to address.” Graham then assured Brennan that the state wouldn’t be denied assistance, stating, “California will receive the money they need, but going forward we need to look at some of the underlying causes of these fires, and it’s just not California. We need to Continue reading "Lindsey Graham Pushes Back on Trump Threatening to Revoke California’s Funding: ‘Now is Not the Time’"

Ranking Dem on House Judiciary Tells Tapper No Plans for Impeaching Trump: ‘We’re Far From That’


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Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) has reportedly pitched himself to his House colleagues as a solid pick to head up potential impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but he appeared to tone down that message Sunday, saying no plans were in the works. During a State of the Union interview, Nadler told CNN’s Jake Tapper he was waiting to see the results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s report. “The key word is potential, if it comes up,” he said, referring to a 2017 New York Times article in which he is said to have raised that possibility. “Impeachment is a question that will come down the road maybe, depending on the findings of the Mueller administration and of other investigations. We’re far from that right now.” Nadler’s remarks are especially significant given that he is expected to lead the Judiciary Committee whose responsibility it would be Continue reading "Ranking Dem on House Judiciary Tells Tapper No Plans for Impeaching Trump: ‘We’re Far From That’"